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give (one) the boot

1. To fire one. After messing up that account, I'm terrified that my boss is going to give me the boot.
2. To end a relationship with a romantic partner; to break up with one. No, Susan is single again—she gave Kelly the boot.
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The law would also give the boot to any sale of sperm or eggs.
The Rotarians give the boots to the charity which sends them to African countries such as Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana and Zambia.